Obamacare to face the Supreme Court for an appeal regarding its contraception rules
Mar 21, 2016 08:17 PM EDT
Obama administration's health care law will meet again with the Supreme Court and this time, it's with a Catholic Bishop. The said hearing will be tackling on the contraception directive.
According to Daily Caller, Obamacare will go before the Supreme Court this Wednesday following the decision on the constitutionality of the law's contraception mandate. The case will hear on the appeal to require nonprofit employers to provide contraception coverage as part of their insurance plans. The leading petitioner in this case would be Rev. David Zubik from Pittsburg who'll appear in behalf of several Christian universities and churches.
The case known to be Zubik v Burwell was filed against Health and Human Services secretary Sylvia Burwell as reported by Gazette. Some supporters said that it should be named for the Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged in Denver. These sisters have been consistently, vocally carrying out their cause and some local members of the parish have been praying the rosary which they expect to carry a positive outcome.
Other plaintiffs include the Geneva College of Beaver Falls, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C. Their cause calls for the availability of birth control in students and employees of religiously-affiliated institutions such as schools, hospitals and social services agencies.
WSJ reported that eight justices will weigh how far the government will go in providing the plaintiffs with their complaints and add contraception in workers' insurance plans. The outcome is said to affect million of Catholic nonprofit employees. The case is a follow up of the 2014's Hobby Lobby ruling that for-profit businesses could assert to such objections.
Moreover, the government said that Health and Human Services Secretary Slyvia Burwell has already expanded efforts to address these religious obligations. Officials said that religiously-affiliated workplaces need funding in promoting contraception while guaranteeing that employees will get it.